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In the past I’ve hinted that I really really like the first row in Delta’s flat-bed Business Elite cabin over all other seats. Apparently, it’s been burning a few people on why the left side and the first row of the flat-bed Business Elite cabin. I’ve been getting a ton of emails about this, here’s the most recent one:
In one of your articles you said to take row 1 as it allows more leg room when you lay flat. You also said something about the left side of plane vs right? Why?!?!? It’s killing me to know. Right now I have 3d so right side plane and seat is next to window allowing the table in between me and aisle as you said it’s more private. But should I be left side of plane instead row 1A? Does the galley and lavatory bug this seat? Same leg space or more? Thanks.
Now the First Row and the left side of the plane isn’t my domestic First Class seat preference, I already shared that in an old article you can read (here). But there are two very dinstinct reasons I like to select row 1 in Delta’s Business Elite AND the left side in particular if it is available.
Why I Like Row 1 In Delta Business Elite
The reason I like row 1 is simply because it has more legroom. Some people say they feel clostrophobic, but not me. Seats in the first row of Delta’s Business Elite flat bed have the opposite effect on me.
Just take a look at the foot wells of row 1 and then the next picture of a row towards the back.
Row 1 has a “boxy” feeling foot well as seen below.
Then the other rows behind, have the little bulge on the side.
But it is even worse if you are in the middle section seat where you have seats on both sides of your foot well. Check out the slim space in the picture below. See how there are bulges on both sides?
Why I Like 1A Better Than 1D, 1C and 1B
The reason I like the left side of the plane is more of a personal hunch on the service level you receive. The seats in the middle are too close to the lavatory on long flights, so I avoid those.
But I’ve noticed a pattern of the purser servicing the left side of the Business Elite cabin. Not sure if this is the case all the time, but its been very common for me to select 1a or 1b and have the purser servicing that side of the plane. First of all, does it make a difference if you get the purser or not? Not really. Second of all, is it guaranteed that pursers work the left side of the plane, not sure. So this is more of a personal preference.
Its definitely a First Class problem to trouble selecting a Business Elite flat-bed seat. But if you like a little extra room for your feet like me, then start in row 1 and let your other preference play out for whether you select A, B, C, or D. And if you end up in the back of Business Elite, it isn’t all that bad, we’ve all been there too.
What’s your favorite seat in Delta’s Business Elite on their 767 with flat-bed seating?
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